Goshen Dam restocked with trout

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department today announced that trout stocking will resume this spring at Sugar Hill Reservoir, also known as Goshen Dam, in Goshen, following the completion of safety enhancements made to the dam over the last two years.

Matthew Dickerson: A new national park and two trout-fishing firsts

The morning began with a rainy drive of a little less than an hour along the western edge of New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia.

Matthew Dickerson: Fishing on thin ice

Even before stepping out onto the ice of Bryant Pond 30 minutes before dawn on New Year’s Day, I could tell it was going to be an unusual opening to Maine’s ice fishing season. 

Hunting & Trapping lawbooks available

Vermont 2023 hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses, as well as the 2023 lawbooks for these activities, are now available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website and wherever licenses are sold.

Matthew Dickerson: What fish taught me in 2022

It’s probably not accurate to say that fish taught me anything. Numerous fishing outings on which I failed to interact with any actual fish is evidence that I don’t even understand their language.

Matthew Dickerson: Rainbow trout out of the pockets

I’d only been out on the river once all month. So after dinner, when the river calls my name, I heed the call.

Matthew Dickerson: Sockeye tipping: Abundance, resilience and diversity, Part 2

A lone sockeye salmon sits in the stream in front of me under a low canopy of alder. The stream is wide, gravelly and shallow: only two to three inches deep and a few feet wide.

Matthew Dickerson: Sockeye in the Wood River system: Abundance, resilience, diversity; Part 1

For five days and nights I resided in a shoreline cabin partway up the Wood River system in Alaska’s Wood-Tikchik State Park. Officially, I was serving as artist-in-residence for Alaska State Parks and had come to spend a week in the state’s largest park … (read more)

UVM asking for anglers to help with studies

University of Vermont researchers are enlisting the help of Lake Champlain anglers this summer to complete two important studies.

Matthew Dickerson: Three strikes, no photos and the mysterious bowfin

Vermont’s Arrowhead Mountain Lake is the only place I have ever caught a bowfin.

Fires, swimming prohibited at fishing access areas

With the beginning of summer and anglers fishing from shore, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds people that open fires and swimming are prohibited at all Vermont state fishing access areas.

Go fishing for free this Saturday

Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11 this year, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season.

Matthew Dickerson: Of baby bison, brown trout, cutthroats and Cody

We were still within sight of the boat launch where we began our six-mile float down the Shoshone River in Cody, Wyoming.

Jessie Raymond: Discovering the fun of fishing

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as spending a spring evening fishing. At least that’s what Mark says. But then, he practically grew up with a fishing pole over his shoulder. I grew up with a book bag over mine.

Walleye fishing season opens May 7

The Vermont walleye fishing season opens on Saturday, May 7, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England.